Watford vs Leicester City: Soccer match preview

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Competition: England Premier League
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Vicarage Road (22200 seats)

Leicester City know they have a demanding trip to Watford and their Vicarage Road. This news article has all the intelligence you require ahead of the fixture.

Insights:
  • Watford is in the worst form (0-1-5)
  • Leicester City have the fewest clean sheets (1) away in Premier League

For Watford relegation is already certain this season. Only divine intervention and/or time travel can save them and neither look likely.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Watford form and stats

With 2 Premier League wins, 2 draws and 14 defeats from their home games, Watford are certainly not brimming with confidence. Watford are slowly digging their own grave here at Vicarage Road with the depressing streak of not having won a home league game in twelve attempts. The last victory here came in the Manchester United match.

Stress levels are on the rise for Watford's attacking players as they have now played 262 minutes without scoring in a league game. Tarkowski (own goal) was their last goal scorer.

A draw after 90 minutes last time out for Watford, who played 0-0 against Everton. That match was also played at this venue (Vicarage Road). The goalie Foster was named most valuable player of the team in that game, scoring 8.11 out of ten. Foster topped it up with a clean sheet.

A defeat was the result before that one, 0-1 away at Crystal Palace.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Watford here at Vicarage Road in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (16 from 18 games). Watford have conceded 41 goals in these home games, a significant number. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Leicester City form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Leicester City so far with only 14 points returning home. The records show 3-5-9 (win-draw-lose).

Leicester City had fun at their own home (Vicarage Road) last time out, beating Norwich City 3-0. Maddison and Vardy (2) scored. Midfield player Maddison was the top player of the team with a match rating of 8.2/10. Maddison scored one goal, hit two key passes and had 33 successful passes (of 38 total).

The game before that, was lost at home, a 1-2 defeat against Everton.

The schedule is very tough for Leicester City now as they have to travel again shortly after this match. A Premier League game at Chelsea is waiting in only four days.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Leicester have scored 22 goals in 17 league games away.

Head 2 Head

This isn't the first time these two teams face each other this campaign, as the records show this recent game: Leicester City - Watford 4-2. Watford-Leicester City H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Watford three wins, Leicester City six wins, one draw. six of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Leicester CityJ. Vardy
J. Vardy
12 goals
WatfordE. Dennis
E. Dennis
10 goals
Leicester CityJ. Maddison
J. Maddison
9 goals

Watford missing players

Leicester City missing players

Watford Leicester City
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
36 18 6 Played P 6 17 35
6 2 1 Won W 2 3 12
5 2 0 Drew D 3 5 9
25 14 5 Lost L 1 9 14
32 16 6 Scored S 9 22 52
70 41 16 Conceded C 7 34 56
92% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
69% 83% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 86%
53% 67% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 65% 63%
33% 39% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 17% 29% 31%
25% 33% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 12% 14%
47% 56% 67% BTTS BTTS 83% 82% 66%
11% 6% 0% Clean Sheets C S 17% 6% 20%
50% 44% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 12% 17%
 
4.2 4.2 4.7 Corners for (avg) C F 5.8 5.2 5.1
6.3 5.9 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 5.8 6.1 5.8
1.8 1.9 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.7 1.8 1.5
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
10.6 11.4 11.2 Shots (avg) S ( 12.7 11.1 11.8
3.3 3.6 2.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 3.7 4.3
27% 25% 35% Goal Efficiency G E 41% 35% 35%
 
14.8 14 12.2 Shots against (avg) S A 14.5 15.5 15.2
4.9 5.4 5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.2 5.5 5.1
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • All of Leicester City's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Leicester City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Leicester City have the fewest clean sheets (1) away in Premier League
  • Leicester City haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Watford have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Watford have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Watford have the fewest clean sheets (1) at home in Premier League
  • Watford have the fewest clean sheets (4) in Premier League
  • Watford have the fewest points (8) at home in Premier League
  • Watford have the most conceded goals (41) at home in Premier League
  • Watford is in the worst form (0-1-5)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Manchester City 36 28 5 3 94 22 18 14 2 2 55 13 18 14 3 1 39 9 72 89
2 Liverpool 36 26 8 2 89 24 18 14 4 0 46 8 18 12 4 2 43 16 65 86
3 Chelsea 36 20 10 6 73 31 17 8 6 3 34 20 19 12 4 3 39 11 42 70
4 Arsenal 35 21 3 11 56 42 18 12 2 4 30 16 17 9 1 7 26 26 14 66
5 Tottenham Hotspur 35 19 5 11 60 40 17 11 1 5 34 19 18 8 4 6 26 21 20 62
6 Manchester United 37 16 10 11 57 56 19 10 5 4 32 22 18 6 5 7 25 34 1 58
7 West Ham United 36 16 7 13 57 46 18 9 4 5 31 24 18 7 3 8 26 22 11 55
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 15 5 16 36 39 18 7 2 9 19 24 18 8 3 7 17 15 -3 50
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 36 11 14 11 38 42 18 4 7 7 16 22 18 7 7 4 22 20 -4 47
10 Leicester City 35 12 9 14 52 56 18 9 4 5 30 22 17 3 5 9 22 34 -4 45
11 Crystal Palace 35 10 14 11 46 42 18 6 8 4 26 17 17 4 6 7 20 25 4 44
12 Aston Villa 35 13 4 18 48 49 17 6 3 8 27 27 18 7 1 10 21 22 -1 43
13 Brentford 36 12 7 17 44 52 18 7 3 8 21 19 18 5 4 9 23 33 -8 43
14 Newcastle United 36 11 10 15 40 61 18 7 6 5 24 27 18 4 4 10 16 34 -21 43
15 Southampton 36 9 13 14 41 61 18 6 7 5 22 22 18 3 6 9 19 39 -20 40
16 Everton 35 10 6 19 37 56 17 8 2 7 22 20 18 2 4 12 15 36 -19 36
17 Burnley 35 7 13 15 32 49 18 5 6 7 17 23 17 2 7 8 15 26 -17 34
18 Leeds United 36 8 10 18 39 77 18 4 5 9 18 37 18 4 5 9 21 40 -38 34
19 Watford 36 6 5 25 32 70 18 2 2 14 16 41 18 4 3 11 16 29 -38 23
20 Norwich City 36 5 6 25 22 78 18 3 3 12 12 38 18 2 3 13 10 40 -56 21

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